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The characters of the story The Hands of the Blacks are:Doña DoresDoña EstefaniaFather ChristianomotherSeñor AntunesSeñor Friasthe narratorthe teacher
Doña Dores is quite bitter and offensive since she told the boy that though the black people are destined to be slaves, their hands were deliberately made white by God, so that they won’t soil anything they bring to their masters.
Doña Estefania just like Doña Dores is also bitter and offensive because she said that the palms were bleached during the constant picking of white cotton or doing the laundry from day to day.
Father Christiano is the one who has the most authority among the neighboring adults. He says that God left the hands of the black people light-colored because they hold them together during the prayer so often that the skin has no time to become tanned.
The mother told the boy that God made blacks because they had to be. Her statements were a reminder that inside all the people are equal and the real value of a person is determined not with their skin color but with the deeds they do with their hands, God made the hands of the black people lighter than the rest of their skin.
Señor Antunes is the Coca - Cola man, who only comes to the village now and again when all the Cokes in the cantinas have been sold.
Señor Frias is the neighbor that God created all the people and at first they all were black because of ash and dust. He showed them the big lake and ordered them to wash themselves before going to Earth to live there. But the first part of the people was created before the dawn and the water was freezingly cold in the night. So they decided just to wash their hands and feet. It was too dark for them to see that they are covered in dirt from heads to toes, so they went as they were and became black people.
The narrator is the main character of the story which can also be the author of the story itself.
The teacher is the one who started everything. According to him, the black people did not evolved as fast as the white ones, so the palms without tan is a memory about the times when they were walking on their four like monkeys.
Keywords: hands, blacks
Story of The Hands of the Blacks: